Republican Michael Reagan has shot down speculation that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012, saying he has no plans to jump in the race.
“I am not crazy enough to run. No I am not considering a run for Senate,” Reagan wrote today in an email to The Bee.
Buzz that Reagan, the son of former California Governor and President Ronald Reagan, was weighing a bid for U.S. Senate picked up last week as California Republicans gathered for their fall convention in Los Angeles. But the GOP consultant and former radio host dismissed a report that he was mulling a bid in an interview with Fox News and subsequent message to The Bee today.
He told Fox News that he isn’t interested in the toll that running for office would take on his family, adding that he is content with his current career path of public speaking and consulting.
Fair enough and elective office is not for everyone.
But, that leaves the GOP to find a candidate willing to challenge Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein who recently had her campaign treasury robbed. Fear not, the Senator reloaded her campaign account with $5 million of her own money.
Senator Feinstein, Chair of the Select Senate Intelligence Committee, is an odds on favorite for re-election unless she has health problems (the Senator will be 79 next year).